PA C K A G I N G APPMA 2016 SCHOLARSHIP for Packaging Engineers now open Are you an experienced Kiwi practitioner or manager involved in technical, sales, marketing, purchasing, engineering, design or quality assurance in the packaging industry? If so, and you’re wanting to study further to ensure a lucrative senior career, then the Australians might have something to award you. www.foodtechnology.co.nz 29 boomer world. Supermarkets, for example, A colourful impression It could hardly be more striking – the toucan is a feast for the eyes. Labels and barcodes can be that way also. Who says they have to be black? Thermal Transfer ribbons come in all colours of the rainbow, even in your corporate colour. For additional product security and brand protection; KURZ have scratch off TTR ribbons, or our new TTR Unique – where you can store text or logo in the ribbon, which is only readable under UV light. At KURZ we can bring you a new level of security to your Thermal Transfer ribbons. For your Thermal Transfer Ribbon needs: Call Paul Duckworth at KURZ on (09) 274 3932, or email Paul at – email@example.com today! KURZ New Zealand Limited, 665b Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland 1061 www.ttr-kurz.com.au TTR_ad_NZ.indd 1 24.02.16 10:42 FT021 could not only have special sections for noodles and health food but one for food that you can access easily as well. Perhaps the trend to purchase products that are free of packaging will be the leading choice for those mature and older discerning consumers concerned about the environmental impact future generations will face. Yes, the baby-boomers are now more than 50 years of age and they will defi ne the consumer goods market here for the next 40 years. Internationally entrepreneurs are already designing products and services to meet their needs, as they are the most educated, wealthy, mobile, tech savvy and discerning generation so far. We do all know the story, and we have all been frustrated at some time. Let’s now consider an age-friendly approach, given a 40-year market potential of product loyalty from more than a quarter of New Zealanders as they seek to live longer and live more. Perhaps food packaging technologies will evolve into a new fi eld of innovation that not only keeps food fresh, nutritional, safe, tamper proof and attractive, but is really elder-accessible. It is an urgent task with a worldwide market impact. SUPA-NZ is a not-for-profi t social enterprise that specialises in assisting businesses to understand demographic trends, and to adapt products, services and environments to the emergent market opportunity, including the vast potential for innovation. www.supa-nz.com The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), have announced that submissions are open for the 8th annual scholarship programme which will enable one top packaging engineer the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9000. The Diploma is a Level 5 qualifi cation internationally recognised and recently revised for on-line students, and prepares them for responsibility in packaging operations at any level through the supply chain. It covers the principles of packaging, materials and process, and offers the chance to demonstrate commitment to a student’s career and to the industry. The AIP, founded in 1963 in response to packaging technologists needing to interact within the industry, is the professional body throughout Australasia. With its primary function to offer educational and technical training, the AIP is the only association in Australia and New Zealand designed to recognise, educate and assist the diverse packaging industry. The Association also runs events, site visits, seminars and training courses on a regular basis in New Zealand, and exhibits at FoodTech Pack Tech every two years. MAIP executive offi cer Nerida Kelton says applications for the scholarship close on Friday, April 8 2016, with the winner announced during the Australian Institute of Packaging’s national conference on June 1 in Melbourne. To access the application form simply visit http://aipack.com.au/wp-content/ uploads/2016_AIP_APPMA_ scholarship.pdf Scan to apply APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 8TH OF APRIL 2016 WHO AM I? Diploma in Packaging Technology students are from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, and are typically experienced practitioners or managers in technical, sales/marketing, QA, purchasing, engineering or design. WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? Completion of the Diploma in Packaging Technology demonstrates your commitment to your career and to the industry. Delegates who successfully complete the Diploma are equipping themselves for senior positions within the packaging industry.
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